Meri mathani Simon, 1880

Rheims, Cristina A. & Jäger, Peter, 2022, Revalidation of the genus Sadala Simon, 1880 with the description of a new genus of Neotropical huntsman spiders (Araneae, Sparassidae), Zootaxa 5135 (1), pp. 1-80 : 54

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5135.1.1

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6550432

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Meri mathani Simon, 1880
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Meri mathani Simon, 1880

Figs 208–210 View FIGURES 208–216 , 318 View FIGURES 315–318

Sadala mathani Simon, 1880: 327 (female lectotype and female paralectotype, here designated, from Pebas [‑3.3167, ‑718167), Loreto, Peru, no date, no collector, deposited in MNHN 2028 View Materials ).

Olios mathani: Simon 1897: 36 ; Mello-Leitão 1918: 51, fig. 28; Jäger 2020: 81 (misplaced in Olios ).

Additional material examined. ECUADOR: Orellana: 1♀, Reserva Etnica Waorani , 1 km S Onkone Gare Camp (-0.9500, -76.2167), 19 January 1994, T GoogleMaps . L. Erwin et al. leg. ( USNM) ; 1♀, same locality as previous specimen, 25 June 1994, T . L. Erwin et al. leg. ( USNM) .

Diagnosis. Females of M. mathani comb. nov. are distinguished from all congeners by the MS funnel-shaped, slightly wider than long with EP along the entire length of MS ( Fig. 208 View FIGURES 208–216 ). Males unknown.

Redescription. Female (MNHN 2028, lectotype): Total length 13.2. Prosoma 5.0 long, 5.2 wide. Opisthosoma 7.2 long, 4.4 wide. Eyes: diameters: 0.36, 0.34, 0.20, 0.32; interdistances: 0.36, 0.15, 0.62, 0.62, 0.36, 0.26. Legs: I: 23.4 (6.6, 2.7, 6.1, 6.2, 1.8); II: 25.1 (7.2, 2.8, 6.8, 6.5, 1.8); III: 18.3 (5.7, 2.2, 4.5, 4.4, 1.5); IV: 20.3 (6.1, 2.3, 4.9, 5.3, 1.7). Epigyne: EF longer than wide; MAB inconspicuous; MS slightly longer than wide; EP triangular, slightly more than 2 times longer than wide; LL touching posteriorly ( Fig. 208 View FIGURES 208–216 ). Vulva: GP more than 3 times longer than wide, curving antero mediad, arising from ducts at first turn; SP ovoid; FD laterad ( Figs 209–210 View FIGURES 208–216 ).

Male: unknown.

Variation. Females (n = 2): total length 13.2–14.1; prosoma length 5.0–5.5; femur I length 6.5–6.6.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality ( Fig. 318 View FIGURES 315–318 ).

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Sparassidae

Genus

Meri

Loc

Meri mathani Simon, 1880

Rheims, Cristina A. & Jäger, Peter 2022
2022
Loc

Olios mathani:

Jager, P. 2020: 81
Mello-Leitao, C. F. de 1918: 51
Simon, E. 1897: 36
1897
Loc

Sadala mathani

Simon, E. 1880: 327
1880